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[02/06/12 - 04:12 PM]
The 7th Annual "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards(R)" Special Airs Sunday, February 26 on ABC
Billy Crystal, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese and Coldplay are among the featured guests.

[via press release from ABC]

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THE 7TH ANNUAL "JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: AFTER THE ACADEMY AWARDS(R)" SPECIAL AIRS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 ON ABC WITH APPEARANCES BY BILLY CRYSTAL, MERYL STREEP, GEORGE CLOONEY, TOM HANKS, MARTIN SCORSESE AND COLDPLAY

For the seventh consecutive year, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards"(R) will be televised LIVE from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26th immediately following "The 84th Annual Academy Awards" hosted by Billy Crystal and late local news. Oscar night has proven to be Kimmel's destination for debuting the show's signature comedy pieces such as "I'm F**king Ben Affleck," "Handsome Men's Club," "Hottie Body Hump Club" and Tom Hanks' "Toddlers and Tiaras." This year, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, Don Cheadle plus many more will participate in Kimmel's next installment.

Eight-time Academy Awards host Billy Crystal will join Kimmel to kick off his post-Oscar show and Grammy winning Coldplay will end the night with a Hollywood block party performance on JKL's outdoor stage before thousands who will be in attendance to honor movies' biggest night. In years past, Kimmel has hosted such esteemed guests as Matt Damon, Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr. as well as previous Academy Awards hosts Jon Stewart and Ellen DeGeneres.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live"

Packed with hilarious comedy bits and a house band led by Jimmy's childhood best friend, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. The recipient of a 2010 Clio award for innovative media, each night, Jimmy delivers up-to-the minute news addressing the hottest topics of the day in his monologue and has welcomed such notables Clint Eastwood, Ryan Gosling, Jeff Bridges, Cameron Diaz, Kevin Spacey, Amy Adams, Sigourney Weaver, Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Zach Galifianakis, Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Diane Sawyer, Sylvester Stallone, Zac Efron, Sofia Vergara, Bill Cosby, Gabourey Sidibe, Robert Downey Jr., Charlize Theron, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Jim Carrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mel Gibson, Josh Groban, Diddy, Harrison Ford, Michael Douglas, Robin Williams, Heidi Klum, Janet Jackson and many more including Matt Damon... well, almost Matt Damon.

Kimmel has also created many one-of-a-kind concert experiences by closing down Hollywood Blvd. for musical events with Jay-Z, Coldplay and Depeche Mode as well as special outdoor and lobby performances by Mary J. Blige, Carrie Underwood, Weezer, Them Crooked Vultures, Alice in Chains, Kelly Clarkson, Good Charlotte, Drake, Phoenix, MGMT, Ke$ha, Tim McGraw, Foo Fighters, The Killers, 50 Cent, John Mayer, Shakira, Pink, Usher and Mariah Carey.

Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers and Jason Schrift and Douglas DeLuca serve as co-executive producers. Emmy Award-winning "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. For more go to www.jimmykimmellive.net.





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